Interview: Aude Gourichon
Luca Curci talks with Aude Gourichon during LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2021 at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space.
“O’d is my artist name. Graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Quimper and with a Multimedia Master 2 at the University of Rennes, I am an exhibiting artist and I am a member of the Atelier des Cascades et aux Lilas for Typography and Printmaking held by Raùl Velasco and Kristin Meller and the AAB Association in Paris for six years. I also practice painting and video”.
Luca Curci – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
Aude Gourichon – My name is O’d and I am an engraver, painter and exhibitor videographer, graduated from the School of Fine Arts. My work questions the correlations of the body with the infinitely large and the infinitely small of Nature, ecological (rising waters) and social issues.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
AG – Tirelessly, I track the movement of the body: the drawings are executed quickly, and the pencil twirls even faster than the body or the material represented, until abstraction as a pure rendering of the sensation felt in which only the hand is mobile. Trained in the video, my work is reminiscent of that of Marcel Duchamp who said about his “Nude descending the staircase” (1912): in my mind various interests, including cinema, still in my childhood, and the separation of the static positions in the chronophotographs of Marey in France, Eakins and Muybridge in America…
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
AG – The artist is always a witness of his time through his inspirations and his representations.
LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
AG – It is always a great joy for me to meet my visitors to discuss my work and very often advice appears and new interpretations arise – it is always very interesting, it is in this desire for interaction that I like to exhibit my work.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
AG – My drawings taken from life still extend their movement through engravings, lithographs and videos in an offbeat and fanciful universe. After growing up in the countryside in a family focused on the medical world, I became aware of the nature of our body, of how it works, of its place in space. My sources of inspiration are in walking, dancing, medical images, spatial images… from the smallest to the largest… both the inside and the outside of our bodies interest me. How do we function? How do we move? In the idea of thinking and understanding, what surrounds us? What space do we want for our bodies?
LC – What do you think of the concept of this festival? How did that inspire you?
AG – The theme of the festival suits my work perfectly, it questions the water and the body like me. It allows me to experiment with new hangouts and to take advantage of new encounters. The festival helps to better understand our environment and to free ourselves from it. It motivates me to continue my work and opens me up to new ideas to promote a world respectful of our nature. He encourages me to highlight his beauty.
LC – How does the work presented in our exhibition relate to the theme of the festival?
AG – “Body on the surface” is the representation of a body rising to the surface of the water. The view is from above with its bubbles, plants and reflections; the project is a round-shaped impression and evokes a water point. It collects forty impressions of plates made by engraving one on top of the other.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
AG – The festival presents thousands of artists every year. It is a showcase of the world, and it places us in prestigious places.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists? What do you think about our services?
AG – ITSLIQUID GROUP gives me the opportunity to be seen in the world of international contemporary art. What pride and joy for an artist to be seen in Venice and then in London!